Baby Steps Towards a Baby Project

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In my last post, I said I’d make some culturally celebratory items for LJ – and had every intention of doing so. How hard could it be to sew some small things for a baby? I even found a free pattern for a diaper cover over at Made Everyday. But after skimming through the steps, […]

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Gender Neutral Everything

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As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m pregnant. Funny thing about pregnancy is that it lasts for so long. So theoretically, you could be totally prepared for your baby before its arrival. Theoretically. While I’ve always wanted to have children, in my mind they’d start at age 6 or so. I never thought seriously about […]

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Sewing for a Changing Body: Weight Loss

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Earlier this month, I wrote about weight gain for BoPoMarch, and today’s topic is the other side of that spectrum: weight loss. Tell someone you’ve lost weight, and you’ll often get the reply, ‘Congratulations!’ With weight loss so universally celebrated, it should be easy to sew for a body in the process of losing weight, […]

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Sewing for a Changing Body: Aging

Today’s Sewing for a Changing Body post is a generous and beautifully written contribution from Louisa, aka Damselfly. I haven’t changed a single word she wrote! She really covered it all. If you like this post, please check out her blog at Damselfly’s Delights, and on Instagram at @damselfly.ca. Thanks, Louisa :) My husband’s late […]

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Sewing for a Changing Body: Weight Gain

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Body positivity is as much a journey as is living in our constantly-changing bodies. Through our lives, all sorts of things change, but we seem to be the most concerned with weight gain and weight loss. This is understandable! Many of us live in societies where our weight determines our value. Though two sides of […]

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Five and a Half Yards of Awesomeness

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To say that I’ve bought a lot of fabric in my day would be quite the understatement. Given my numerous encounters with beautiful fabrics, I don’t impress easy. But. I first set eyes on this gorgeous creature on Sunday. It was in the back of the fabric store, in the corner, mixed in with its […]

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